Bill Summary for S 388 (2011-2012)
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TO TRANSFER THE DIVISION OF FOREST RESOURCES AND THE FORESTRY COUNCIL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.Intro. by East, Rouzer, Jackson.
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Enacts new GS 143A-65.1, transferring the Division of Forest Resources from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) as a Type I transfer. Directs the Revisor of Statutes to make conforming statutory changes, as necessary. Transfers the functions, powers, and duties of the Forestry Council from DENR to DACS as a Type II transfer. Makes conforming changes to GS 143B-279.3. Recodifies Part 12 of Article 7 of GS Chapter 143B (Forestry Council) in Article 7 of GS Chapter 143A. Makes conforming changes to GS 143A-66.1 and GS 143A-66.2. Amends GS 106-22, adding that the Commissioner of Agriculture has charge of all state forests, forest maintenance, forest fire prevention and protection, reforestation, and the protection of forests. Effective July 1, 2011.